The Dodgers have assigned Tyler Cyr outright to Triple-A, per MLB.com’s transactions log. There had been no prior indication that Cyr was placed on waivers. Unless added back to the 40-man roster, he’ll be eligible for minor league free agency in November.
A tenth-round pick by San Francisco in the 2015 draft, Cyr spent seven seasons in Giants organization before departing via minor league free agency for the Phillies, with whom he made his major league debut in 2022. He split the 2022 season between Philadelphia and Oakland, pitching to a 2.70 ERA and 4.01 FIP in 13 1/3 innings of work in the majors. He had a similarly strong performance at Triple-A, where he posted a 2.85 ERA with a 3.51 FIP with a strikeout rate of 25.7%.
In 2023, Cyr spent his entire age-30 season as a member of the Dodgers organization after signing with the club on a minor league deal back in January. He struggled to a 5.85 ERA at the Triple-A level for the club, though he notched two scoreless appearances for LA in the majors before going on the injured list in late May with a shoulder impingement. He was transferred to the 60-day IL shortly thereafter and remained there for the rest of the season.
Limited as Cyr’s big league experience may be, the righty will likely be able to find minor league offers in free agency again this offseason thanks to his small-sample big league success and solid minor league track record, with a 3.47 ERA in the minors dating back to the 2019 campaign, the year of his Triple-A debut.
As for the Dodgers, the club has several, much bigger decision to make in the coming days regarding their bullpen, as they hold club options on four veteran right-handers: Daniel Hudson, Joe Kelly, Blake Treinen, and Alex Reyes. Regardless of the club’s decisions on those options, the Dodgers bullpen figures to be anchored by the likes of Evan Phillips, Brusdar Graterol, and Caleb Ferguson in 2024.